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It was a forgone conclusion that the Tigers would trade Curtis Granderson. He was an expensive commodity that we could get good value for in return. The Tigers have long been looking to get younger, and cheaper, and Granderson and Placido Polanco were the casualties of a tight budget.
Polanco was an extraordinary second baseman and I am sad to see him leave but he was a bit too expensive for the new cost-conscious Tigers. General manager Dave Dombrowski declined to offer him arbitration and Polanco received an $18 million contract with the Phillies.
I wish him only the best, and thank him for his services to the club.
In his stead in 201 ...
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